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When it comes to the home, it’s important to add personality. Your home should reflect who you are, this includes your taste, personality, interests, and those little things that you consider visually appealing. The same can be said for everyone else in your home. It should also reflect that it’s their home as well. This includes the furniture for your little ones all the way to the decorative accents that your spouse likes. When it comes to furnishing your home with beautiful items, one of the biggest questions that come up is “where should I place this?”.
While decorating the home can be so fun, it can be daunting, especially if you have no idea where to begin. Sure, there are plenty of considerations that need to be kept in mind, but you don’t need to scratch at your head any longer. This style guide will help you get an idea of how you can display the best decorative pieces throughout your home.
The Living Room
If you’re living in an older house, then the best thing you can do is make the most out of your home’s period features. These period features show how old your home is. It displays how strong it is because it’s lasted for so many years. These big and small features all add up, and they show how unique the house is. This is something that modern homes do not have. So if you live in an older house, make sure you embrace this and pair decorative accents that highlight the age.
Since the living room is the most inviting area for the entire home, this is the room that you’re going to want to highlight the most. This is where friends and family from outside the household will sit whenever they’re visiting. This is also one of the first rooms that a person will enter when they come into a house. The décor in the living room is going to be what reflects the décor for the rest of the home. This room is the “centrepiece” of an entire home so things need to be kept in mind when displaying décor. There are two things you’ll want to think about:
- Living room layout
- Sizing of the décor and furnishings
So what do these mean? The layout of your living room matters, more specifically, the layout of your furniture. The sizing accounts for the size of the furnishings in your home but also the sizing of the décor itself. If you’re looking into hanging up some art, then you may want to consider putting it above the couch, above the mantel, or above a console/sideboard.
A general rule of thumb is that all of your art (hanging or not) is at eye level. The furniture needs to span an area of two-thirds the width of the piece of art you’re hanging. Having your art looking bigger than the furniture it’s hovering overlooks awkward and the key is to create balance.
Most homes have at least one little awkward space in their house. All of these little nooks and crannies shouldn’t be skipped over. In fact, these can be one of the comfiest spots in your entire home! Why not create a fun statement by having a little chair nicely propped up against a corner? You can frame the book with a lovely end table, a tall lamp, a couple of hanging photos, and a rug to complete the look. When it comes to these little areas, less is more, and this is the best way to create comfiness.
Dining and Kitchen
The living room is known for being the focal point that grabs everyone’s attention, but it’s the kitchen that tends to be the centre point of the home. The kitchen is where your loved ones will gather around. This is where you reconnect with your family, catching up on the latest news, talking about their days, making plans, and so much more. It’s also the place in the home to indulge in home-cooked meals made with love.
Since the kitchen can be such an enchanting spot, it’s important that it looks enchanting as well. Decorating the kitchen doesn’t have to be a challenge either. You can add some very tasteful velvet knocker chairs to the dining room and complement your new chairs with a 3-piece co-op set of art prints and place them right in front of the dining table. This is going to create an exquisite balance for the space and for the eyes as well. Centrepieces as still very popular and completely timeless, so you could opt-in for some fresh-cut flowers for the table.
For many homes, it’s the entryway or hallway that’s going to be the first space a visitor sees when entering the home. In this case, you’re going to want to make it as stylish as possible. While it’s important to look stylish, you should also think about how to utilise this. The entryway is one of the more functional spaces too. This tends to be where the people of the house leave their shoes, bags, coats, hats, keys, and so much more. This is where items are placed before entering the rest of the house and these tend to be the thing that is picked up last before leaving.
So, how can you create an entryway that’s not only stylish but also functional? There is plenty of furniture and decorative accents that can instantly elevate this space while still ensuring it’s useful. This can include adding a console table to place all the important things such as keys, but it can be used for a little home touch such as a vase filled with fresh or dried flowers.
Mirrors tend to be placed above consoles for entryways, these are not only useful but they’re excellent for instantly giving the illusion that the entryway has been expanded. A little bench for the little one to sit and take their shoes off. This gives the entryway a nice touch because it accommodates your child. Afterward, throw in a nice colourful rug for an added touch.